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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Public / Private Ventures was awarded $2,642,000 between 1989 and 2012, including 10 grants in Community & Economic Development and Policy Research.


2012 • 1 year

The Evaluation Roundtable seeks to improve the practice of evaluation in foundations by developing best practices and providing a forum for evaluation staff to share ideas and discuss current issues. The Evaluation Roundtable was founded by a small group of foundation evaluation directors in 1988, and serves as a resource to evaluation staff and leadership at about 50 foundations. It hosts meetings and discussions, and prepares and broadly distributes publications.


2010 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development

To support a literature review/practice scan and program recommendations for the Chicago Public Schools Violence Prevention Middle Grades Initiative.


1998 • 2 years

To support the Youth Development Directions project.


1997 • 8 years, 4 months • Policy Research

To assess whether mobility strategies increase access to work for the urban poor (over four years).


1995 • 3 years

To support research activities related to the Community Change for Youth Development Initiative (over three years).


1994 • 1 year

To design a national multisite demonstration of a mobility strategy to connect inner-city residents to suburban jobs by overcoming key barriers between cities and suburbs.


1993 • 1 year

To plan and develop a national multisite demonstration project to examine reverse commuting as an antipoverty strategy.


1991 • 1 year

To study the I Have A Dream program in Chicago and Washington, DC, and to analyze the national evaluation (over two years).


1990 • 1 year

To study college students mentoring at-risk youth.


1989 • 1 year

To study the I Have A Dream program in Chicago, Washington, DC, and selected sites around the country.

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